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Forgotten Cookies I

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"These cookies are left overnight in the oven."
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servings 58 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg whites with the salt until foamy. Slowly add sugar, one tablespoonful at a time, beating after each addition until the meringue stands in stiff peaks.
  3. Stir in vanilla and fold in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a lined baking sheet and place in preheated oven.
  4. After 2 minutes, turn off oven. Leave meringues in oven overnight. Remove from pan and store in cookie tin lined with paper towel.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 58 calories; 2.8 g fat; 8.7 g carbohydrates; 0.8 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 16 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I love these! If they come out and are still a little sticky, you can put them in the pre-heated oven again until they are as crisp as you'd like.

Most helpful critical review

Tasty but needed more time in the morning to brown on top and still be chewy in the middle.

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I love these! If they come out and are still a little sticky, you can put them in the pre-heated oven again until they are as crisp as you'd like.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BEATER--DO NOT GO PAST THIS RECIPE! I made these cookies ENTIRELY by hand with a whisk. It's a bit of work but they're worth it! The trick is to ensure the whites are roo...

Great! Just like grandma used to make them!!! I added the 1/4 tsp of cream of tartar, a little more than 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, and 1 cup chopped peppermints. Yummy! Thanks!

I have used this recipe for years. Only use when it is not humid. Make sure bowl and beaters are grease free or egg whites do not beat up stiff. Make sure egg whites are at room temperature....

I screwed this one up good. Mine came out really, really soupy, as I wasn't sure what I was looking for when mixing till "stiff". I will try this one again but beat with a mixer until it thicke...

My mother and her mother made these cookies at Christmas and these additions make them 5 STARS!!! Add 1 cup rice krispies cereal, 1 cup shredded coconut, and 1 cup chocolate chips to meringue mi...

Almost effortless cookie-making. Try adding crushed candy canes for a festive holiday cookie.

I've been making this recipe for over 20 years. I recently learning you can keep the oven on at 150 degrees and bake for 2 hours to hurry up the process.

Just like mom and I used to make as a kid. One suggestion, we always used mini chocolate chips - they seem to almost float in these cookies.